Saturday, March 9, 2013

GL10: Organ donor

I got a GL10 from a good friend, and today I removed everything I wanted.  I plan to use the 5 speed FT4WD transmission in my Brat, due to the taller gear ratio.  The 82 brat had a ridiculous low gearing, so it does not like to go 70.  They changed the gear ratio starting in 83, so I'm doing myself a favor.  It will be sweet to have full time 4wd, the car seems to accelerate and track better in 4wd, but because it was real 4wd I couldn't use it on dry pavement.  The FT4WD was made for pavement, and the best part, it has a vacuum operated locking center differential, so I can still have real 4wheel drive for off road.  Hooray!  Now I need to dispose of this car!  It was a shame to take it apart, it was in pretty good shape, but no paperwork and a crappy turbo engine mean it is going to a better place to let my Brat live a better life. 


  1. awesome! congrats...

    i wish i could remember all the parts i need off that thing before you crunch it, but its been too long. are they the same windshield? eh, i guess thats not really worth pulling...

    too bad, that thing is in durn nice shape.

    somebody might want an EA82T.. they are pretty cool motors. I'd rock the heck out of the wagon stock.

  2. I am super glad to see you back on the blog with your brat!!! I love mine, had it for a year now and you have been very inspiring!